Given Sony's track record, it's likely that a PlayStation 5 Pro model will be released in the near future. Although the company has not released any information about the new PS5 Pro, we can speculate about what it might include.
Sony typically releases a Pro version of each generation console about three years after its initial release; therefore, we can expect an announcement about the PS5 Pro in 2023 or 2024. Here is what we know about the PlayStation 5 Pro at present, including its potential release date, specifications, and cost.
Update on 23 March 2023 - This article has been updated with all of the most recent leaks, information, and other news regarding the PS5 Pro.
According to a new report, the PS5 Pro is in development and could release in 2024.
PS5 Pro Release Date Speculation
To be clear: Sony has not made any official announcements about an official PS5 Pro release date since they have not officially announced the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5 Pro in the first place. That said, we can still look at the console's history and the company's patterns to make a prediction.
The PlayStation 4 was released in 2013, while the upgraded PlayStation 4 Pro was released three years later in 2016. This means that there's roughly a three-year gap before Sony will release any alternative versions of the console, such as a Slim or Pro edition. However, it's worth noting that there were some generations where fans had to wait as much as four years (and as little as two years).
The PlayStation 5 was released in 2020. Therefore, we can expect the PlayStation 5 Pro to release sometime in 2023 or 2024. In other words, Sony will likely release a new PlayStation 5 in the next year or two.
PlayStation 5 Pro Specs
As of right now, there is no official announcement on the specifications of the PlayStation 5 Pro. There have been a lot of technological advancements in the past few years, though, so it is likely that the Playstation 5 Pro will feature significant improvements to the original console.
We predict that PlayStation 5 Pro will use a next-generation RDNA chipset for consoles after a job listing from the company asked for an engineer to work on the chipsets. According to some reports, the PS5 Pro will likely contain the most up-to-date processor available, as with past Pro-edition consoles, and may even include a removable disc drive.
How Much Would The PS5 Pro Cost?
The original PlayStation 5 retailed for $499 when it was released. However, the PS5 Pro will likely have a higher price since it will come with improved graphics, a better processor, and more. Therefore, we expect the PlayStation 5 Pro will likely cost anywhere from $599 to $699 when it is released. While this price might seem high, the PS5 Pro will probably set the standard for modern consoles with its updated specs.